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Kenya: Covid-19 Cases Shoot to 1,618 After 147 New Infections

Kenya’s confirmed Covid-19 cases on Thursday reached 1,618 after 147 more infections were recorded, the Health minister said.

This is is the second day in a row the country is recording three figure digit in a period of 24 hours since the virus was first confirmed on March 13.

“147 more Covid-19 cases confirmed out of 2,831 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases is now 1, 618,” said the CS.

Of the new cases, 87 were male and 60 female, with the youngest being a one-year-old infant and oldest being 87 years of age.

All the new cases are Kenyan nationals. Nairobi accounts for 90 cases with Kibra leading with 35 cases. Langata 15, Makadara 9, Westlands 8, Kamkunji, 2 and Mathare 1.

Three more (1 in Thika, Kiambu County, and 2 in Mombasa) Covid-19 patients succumb to the virus bringing the total to 58, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says.

13 more patients have been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 421.

He further heaped praises on the Kiambu governor concerning the state of covid-19 preparedness in the county.

“I want to congratulate the Governor of Kiambu as far as recruitment is concerned. An additional 100 workers from different cadres are expected to be hired in Kiambu. 1171 healthcare workers have been sensitized in UHC at the counties,” stated the CS.

Acting director general Dr. Amoth said that number of active cases in the country as of today is 692. This number excludes those who have died, recovered and discharged.

He further added that as at yesterday 54 health workers had tested positive for coronavirus.

“Today the number of Covid-19 patients we have in various hospitals across the country is 692. Three out of these are in ICU. The rest are in stable condition.

“As of yesterday, 54 health care workers had tested positive for Covid-19…Those in isolation are doing well,” noted the acting DG


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